For the past 2 years, my car has had tinted windows. Nothing major. Just 20%. You can practically see through them, but not at night. It doesn't really matter if they can see through at night because I usually drive with my windows down. I prefer that over the A/C while driving.
In the past 2 weeks, I've gotten 3 fucking tickets for my tint. I know most of you are going to say stupid bullshit like "But it's illegal!" I know that. Quit your fucking preaching and shut the fuck up. Every single time I've gotten a ticket, I was driving with my windows down and when I got pulled over (for no reason mind you), I got asked to pull up the window a bit.
What the fuck difference does it make to the officer if I have tints or not in that situation? It's fucking pissing me off now. If my windows were up, I say it's fair game. I don't care. But when my windows are down, what the fuck? -_- Other than these stupid tickets, my driving record is clean... /sigh
There's one thing I don't understand though. Why is front tint illegal in most states, but those decals that trucks usually put on the back windshield not? At least, the officer can see through my tint. Those decals on the back are damn impossible to see through, but those are legal? Makes no sense IMO, but whatever.
And something funny I found while researching tint laws and stuff:
Anyone know what the IC Code is for window tint is? And did I miss the memo somewhere, because I've been hearing a few friends of mine talking about how much this is being enforced during the summer? We were talking about it at work the other day, if nothing else I was thinking it's one of those fun stopping charges when you want/need one for a vehicle. Personally sounds like a day shifts version of the "plate light violation", IMO.
LOL @ a cop admitting that tint stops are pretty much bullshit and "fun stopping charges."